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  • Leadership Santa Maria Valley Welcomes Class of 2020

    Leadership Santa Maria Valley kicked off another year of its program with their annual retreat. Run by the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Santa Maria Valley is an 11 month program designed to foster and create future community leaders. The program allows participants to increase their understanding of local issues, challenges and solutions while expanding their personal and professional networks and refining their leadership skills. Each Class gives back to the community with their own unique Legacy Project.

    Founded in 1995, Leadership Santa Maria Valley has over 330 graduates serving on boards of local organizations and in a variety of leadership roles within government, service, non-profit and business sectors today. Leadership Class of 2020 members include:

    Alisha Holley, Maria Regional Medical Center
    Angie Hernandez, City of Santa Maria
    Carlos Gonzalez, Santa Barbara County County, Social Services
    Daniel Rios, City of Santa Maria, Police Dept
    Daniel Rubio, Honda of Santa Maria
    Diana Moffitt, Morris & Garritano Insurance
    Emily Kitts, Naughty Oak Brewing Co.
    Ivan Marquez, ABS Glass & Century 21 Hometown Realty
    Manny Fajardo, Jr., PB& Associates
    Mark Mueller, City of Santa Maria
    Michael Nash, WAV Group, Inc
    Noe DeJesus Vergara-Solano, Toyota of Santa Maria
    Patricia Horta, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce
    Randy Kammerer, Community Bank of Santa Maria
    Rodrigo Duran, Toyota of Santa Maria
    Shana Pompa, Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley
    Sharon Brown, Santa Barbara County Education Office
    Steve Williams, L3Harris
    Timothy Bigelow, CASA of Santa Barbara County
    Vanessa Guevara, Santa Maria Valley Contractors Assoc.
    Yoshira Jimenez, RRM Design Group
    Yuliana Nelson, CoastHills Credit Union



    Best wishes to the class of 2020! To  learn more about Leadership Santa Maria Valley, visit https://santamaria.com/leadership-santa-maria-valley or contact program coordinator Terri Oneschuck at (805) 925-2403 x 824, or email terrio@santamaria.com. Applications for the class of 2021 will be available Spring 2020.

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